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   Sweden). He made his dissertation research on the acous- tics of organ pipes as a guest researcher in Gunnar Fant’s department at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH; Stockholm, Sweden). This brought him into a productive contact with Björn Lindblom. After finishing his disserta- tion in 1966, he founded a research group in the area of music acoustics at the KTH and was awarded a personal chair in music acoustics there in 1979. Being an active singer, the voice as a musical instrument has been his main research theme along with the theory underlying music performance.
Author photo by Linnéa Heinerborg
Björn Lindblom
Department of Linguistics Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Björn Lindblom became an experi-
mental phonetician in the early 1960s. His publications span a wide range of topics, including the development, production, and perception
of speech. Academic experience: teaching and doing laboratory research at the Royal Institute of Technol- ogy (KTH; Stockholm, Sweden), Haskins Laboratories (New Haven, CT), MIT (Cambridge, MA), Stockholm University (SU), and the University of Texas at Austin (UT). He has held endowed chairs at SU and UT. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is an Honorary Life Member of the Linguis- tic Society of America (LSA). His current project is a book: Reinventing Spoken Language — The Biological Way.
Anna-Maria Hefele
Overtone Academy Saulengrainerstrasse 1 DE-87742 Dirlewang, Germany
Anna-Maria Hefele has a Master of
Arts from Mozarteum Salzburg (Aus- tria) and is a multi-instrumentalist singer and overtone singer, performing worldwide as a soloist with different ensembles, choirs, and orchestras. She frequently performs
in contemporary ballet, circus, and dance theater produc- tions. Her YouTube video “Polyphonic Overtone Singing” went viral and has resulted in more than 17 million views so far, followed by regular appearances in various inter- national television shows and radio broadcasts. Headlines like “A Voice as from Another World,” “The Lady with the Two Voices,” and “Polyphonic Vocalist Does the Impossible” have spread across the world.
Author photo by Thomas Radlwimmer
The Acoustical Society of America has established a Webinar Series with the goal to provide ongoing learning opportunities and engagement in acoustics by ASA members and nonmembers throughout the year, as a supplement to content presented at bi-annual ASA meetings.
ASA Webinars will be scheduled monthly and will include speakers on topics of interest to the general ASA membership and the broader acoustics community, including acoustical sciences, applications of acoustics, and careers in acoustics.
   Find a schedule of upcoming webinars and videos of past webinars at
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